The OA

Plan B Entertainment

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Mystery Drama
English     7.6     2016     USA


Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.


Abro wrote:
**The OA Is Not For Everyone** This review is just for the first season, Netflix has renewed it for a second season and it's not hard to see why. Not many shows have generated discussion like this and i think Netflix appreciates a show that has high viewership and large debate. The debate interestingly isn't just fan theories and character motivations or speculation on whats to come but also whether or not the show sucks. Which goes back to the heading The OA isn't for everyone. Brit Marling plays Prairie Johnson a blind woman who returns to her home town after resurfacing seven years after being kidnapped with her eyesight restored and now calling herself The OA. From there a genuinely intriguing science fiction/fantasy mystery unfolds through flashbacks alongside some humdrum small town/highschool drama that occurs in the present with the enigmatic Prairie in the middle of it. I think The OA should be treated like an eight hour movie rather than an eight episode TV show. Whether or not you love or hate the OA won't be up to the first couple of episodes it will really come down to the final five minutes of the final episode **SPOILERS KINDA** which at best is utterly ridiculous or at worst (keeping recent history in mind) downright offensive to some. Like most of Brit Marling's work its very intriguing and worth taking a look at, it will stay with you for a while as you mull it over in your head.
Dean09199 wrote:
This was my favorite TV show. I'm very sad that they canceled it. It's about parallel worlds and very interesting and tense. After watching any episode it will leave you with the desire to immediately watch another one. Acting is great. I'm a big fan of Brit Marling and she definitely delivers high performance in this TV show. I personally think that this TV show was a masterpiece. I still can't believe they canceled it.
Dean09199 wrote:
I'm fan of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's movies. After watching "Sound of my voice" (which was amazing by the way), I gave a try this TV show and holy gods, it's amazing. It's full of mystery and very addicting. To be honest, after watching "Lords of Chaos", which I gave low rating and was awful (in my opinion), I thought actors were bad & couldn't act, but seems like I was wrong when I saw performance of Emory Cohen in these series (same guy who played Varg in "Lords of Chaos"). He delivers powerful acting in this one. If you're into mystery movies about parallel dimensions this TV show is a must-watch and it's so great you want to watch with non stop. It's definitely one of the best TV series on Netflix. It has very special atmosphere. I enjoyed every episode of this TV show and I'm shocked that they canceled it. I was waiting for another reason so much... I can definitely says that this masterpiece is my favorite TV show.